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How can I edit Minecraft Textures (Alpha) ?


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#1

ChrisDRob

Posted 30 August 2010 - 06:34 PM

So I wanna have clear glass textures but i don't wanna bother looking for the mod for it, I just wanna do it my self, so where can I find the texture's files and what file format are they in.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 01:30 AM

Go to the start menu, and where the search bar is type "%appdata%". It should take you to the "roaming" folder. From there you should find a folder called ".minecraft". In that folder, go to "bin". Then, open Minecraft.jar with winrar. Find the file named terrain.png, and then edit that with photoshop or gimp (or any program that can maintain the transparency) and save it.

This is how I would do it, anyway. I run Windows 7. If you plan on doing this multiple times, I suggest making a shortcut to the folder and placing it on your desktop or something. It does revert back to the original texture pack whenever Minecraft updates. Hope this helps :)
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#3

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 04:15 PM

I edited the terrain.png file using photoshop and removed the lines on the glass texture square and saved it as a .png but it hasn't changed in game theres still lines on the glass   :cobblestone:

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 04:43 PM

You have to open minecraft.jar in Winrar

C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\bin

Then, drag your edited terrain.png into it, click Ok and then reload Minecraft.

It should have worked after that.

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#5

ChrisDRob

Posted 31 August 2010 - 04:58 PM

Okay i'm stilling having a problem.


I open winrar and go to "AppData/Roaming/.minecraft/bin" and open minecraft.jar, I dont understand how I can edit the terrain.png in photoshop or gimp and put it back into minecraft.jar?. how?

#6

ChrisDRob

Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:57 PM

I'm trying to find out how to put the edited 'terrain.png' back into the 'minecraft.jar'.

Help me out please.  :)

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 09:29 PM

You'll have to save it somewhere else when you edit it, then drag the edited one into the Winrar window of minecraft.jar you have open.
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#8

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:27 AM

ChrisDRob said:

I'm trying to find out how to put the edited 'terrain.png' back into the 'minecraft.jar'.

Help me out please.  ::

If you're using winrar then once you've edited what you want, click the add button. It will insert the file within the .jar file without decompressing it and replace the one inside. Hope that helps.

#9

Bustedrose

Posted 13 December 2010 - 10:53 PM

Okay its my first time editing the textures, so I'm no adept.

After editing and loading the file back into the minecraft.jar and running the game, I get these black boxes around random items, including the only one I edited.

I used paint because I have nothing else at the moment.

Any fixes?

#10

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:37 PM

Paint doesn't maintain transparency, so the black boxes are the transparent areas that paint automatically filled in for ya.  You have to use gimp or photoshop (or similar program) because they keep the transparency.

GIMP is free, google it and download.  Hope this helps ya.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:08 PM

Bustedrose said:

Okay its my first time editing the textures, so I'm no adept.

After editing and loading the file back into the minecraft.jar and running the game, I get these black boxes around random items, including the only one I edited.

I used paint because I have nothing else at the moment.

Any fixes?
Yes, repeat the process and DON'T use Paint because it's useless.  As mentioned, there's GIMP, or Paint.net which is also free.
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 11:19 AM

Since I'm bored and waiting on my own post response somewhere else, and I like writing simple step by steps, I figured I'd elaborate:

1. Download And Install Winrar from http://rarsoft.com/
2. Open Appdata Folder:Click START, and in the RUN box (Search Files and Folders for Vista and 7) type %AppData% (Or you can open Windows Explorer and type in C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\bin)
3. Double click on .minecraft
4. Double click on BIN
5. Right click on Minecraft.jar and choose OPEN WITH
6. Choose WinRar
7. Find the terrain.png file.
8. Drag it from Winrar to your Desktop (Or a folder you'll remember)
9. Open it in GIMP or Photoshop. DO NOT use Paint.
10. Edit to your hearts content.
11. If you don't still have the minecraft.jar file open in WinRar, repeat steps 1 - 6
12. Drag your edited terrain.png file FROM your desktop (Or the folder you'll remember) INTO WinRar
13. Close Winrar. :)
14. Enjoy your new textures
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 12:24 AM

I had the same problem, I edited a texture in photoshop, and when I went back into minecraft there were white boxes around objects I didn't even edit. How can I stop this from happening?

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:12 PM

Why is everyone recommending Winrar? It's not free and the popup reminder is annoying, and not everyone knows how to safely find cracks. :SSSS:

7-zip is a better free archive app:
http://www.7-zip.org/

#15

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:23 PM

WHATS WITH ALL THE NECROMANCERS POSTING IN THIS THREAD? THIS WAS BACK WHEN ALPHA WAS UP AND ITS STILL ONLY A PAGE LONG!

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:07 AM

Who cares? It's still a thread with some useful info, which turns up in Google search results.

#17

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:52 AM

View PostTanath, on 13 April 2011 - 05:07 AM, said:

Who cares? It's still a thread with some useful info, which turns up in Google search results.
    Exactly! helped me out, thx for the tip about GIMP save me hours of playing in paint for nothing.
    Side note: In minecraft.jar under different directories can be found all PNG files for the game Ex. Terrain folder holds sun.png & moon.png

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:52 AM

View PostTanath, on 13 April 2011 - 05:07 AM, said:

Who cares? It's still a thread with some useful info, which turns up in Google search results.

still applies.